Bacon Wrapped Smokies – Easy Party Food


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Bacon Wrapped Smokies These Bacon Wrapped Smokies are a massive hit at our house regardless of the occasion.  Honestly, I have had family and friends request that we make them for absolutely no occasion whatsoever!  If you like to snack as much as this crew, I have to warn you that these are addictive.  Please make sure you let us know if you try these!  We would love to hear from you in the comments below. Bacon Wrapped Smokies Ingredients: 1 lb Little Smokies cocktail Sausages 12 … [Read more...]

Homemade Soft Pretzels


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Homemade Soft Pretzels One of my favorite things in the world is a Homemade Soft Pretzel! They are perfect for just about ANY occasion and I love that I can make them myself and save time and money from having to go anywhere to get them. All it takes is a few basic ingredients you probably already have in your pantry to make. These homemade ones are even better than you can buy in my humble opinion. What better snack to have at your party this weekend? I guarantee your guests won't be able … [Read more...]

Pepperoni Pizza Crescents


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Pepperoni Pizza Crescents Pepperoni Pizza Crescents Ingredients: 1 can Crescent Rolls 24 slices pepperoni 2 Mozzarella String Cheese 1 6oz can Tomato Paste 4 oz Water 2 tsp Sugar 1 tbsp Garlic Powder 1/2 tbsp Onion Powder 1 tbsp Basil Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Add tomato paste, water, onion powder, garlic powder, sugar and basil to small saucepan. Stir until will blended and heated over medium heat. Cut each string cheese in half lengthwise, then cut eah in half … [Read more...]

Fall Pumpkin Dip


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Fall Pumpkin Dip I set out to make something new this Fall and boy did I hit the jackpot! This delicious Fall Pumpkin Dip is just a few ingredients, so simple to make, and oh so delicious! I served it with apples and graham crackers. My favorite of the two was eating it on the graham crackers. It's almost addicting. Serve it at Thanksgiving and don't be surprised at how fast it disappears!! Fall Pumpkin Dip Ingredients: 16 ounces of cool whip 3 small boxes of instant vanilla … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Deviled Eggs


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Easter Egg Deviled Eggs When I saw these gorgeous Easter egg deviled eggs on FOODjimoto I just knew I had to share. They are so pretty you almost don't want to eat them. I will not be making these beauties myself for Easter this year, but there are more holidays coming so I'll get my chance. She also made these beautiful green deviled eggs for Saint Patrick's day! How perfect are these for a baby shower or a springtime brunch with friends? Use red and green food color for … [Read more...]

Pizza Puffs is What’s for Dinner


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Pizza Puffs Recipe Looking for an answer to the question what's for dinner? Look no further! I have been making variations of Pizza Puffs since my friend gave me the recipe at my bridal shower 15 years ago. You probably have most of the ingredients already! Pizza Puffs Ingredients 1 Can of Grands Biscuits Pizza sauce of your choice Shredded mozzarella cheese Italian sausage and/or pepperoni (even the turkey varieties works great) Directions Open can of biscuits … [Read more...]

Homemade Buffalo Wings


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Homemade Buffalo Wings I love hot wings. I actually love anything that resembles a buffalo wing. I made buffalo chicken cupcakes for the Superbowl, and my buffalo chicken dip recipe from my late mother-in-law is simply to die for. It's my go-to recipe when I want a cheat day. Here's my recipe for homemade Buffalo wings. We bake them, so you save quite a bit of empty calories/fat there. I am all for replacing fattening foods with healthier options, but honestly, sometimes you just need a … [Read more...]

Cheesy Taco Dip Recipe


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Cheesy Taco Dip This is my cheesy taco dip that I love to make when I am short on time. There are not that many ingredients in it and it doesn't take that much time to throw together. This dip is also good for when you are having a baby shower, game day get together, or any type of party.   Cheesy Taco Dip Ingredients: 1 can of Rotel 1lb block Velveeta Cheese1lb ground beef 1 pack of taco seasoning Tortilla chips This recipe is really quick to put together … [Read more...]

Taco Cups-A New Twist on an Old Classic


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My Taco Cups Tacos are a favorite in our house and these Taco Cups were no exception. They are simple to make and easy to customize. As much as we love tacos, I get tired of the same old thing all the time so I decided to try something a little different. I was surprised at how well they went over! I decided to make them into little "cups." Not only did it change up a regular meal, I discovered this would make a GREAT way to transport tacos without all of the fuss. Ingredients for Taco … [Read more...]

Chili Cheese Dip


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This Chili Cheese Dip is a recipe that my wife's family has had during football games for as long as she can remember. I recall the first football game that I watched with her family. Everyone was excited for this Dip as the game started. I remembered thinking, "What's so special... it's a dip!" It tastes best when cooked in the crockpot, but if you are in a rush, you can do it quickly on the stove top as well. Chili Cheese Dip w/ Tortilla Chips Cook in a crock pot 4 hours on … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes Party Cups


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Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes SuperBowl Sunday is one of my favorite food holidays and I enjoyed making these Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes. It's a chance to have great food and watch great football - and great commercials. I am a huge lover of buffalo chicken anything. I thought this year I would switch it up. I had seen some ideas about making them into individual cups, and thought I'd try it out. Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Cupcakes: Cupcake pan 1 8 oz block cream cheese 1/2 cup … [Read more...]

Easy Buffalo Chicken Bites


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Buffalo Chicken Bites Buffalo Chicken is one of the most common finger foods found at any big game party. This year why not try putting another spin on them? These Easy Buffalo Chicken Bites are ready in hardly any time at all and are sure to score points with your friends! Buffalo Chicken Bites Ingredients: Chicken Breast (I used the strips.) 1/4c Hot wing Sauce (I used Franks. 1 bottle goes very far for this.) Good quality Crumbled Blue Cheese 8oz Pillsbury Crescent Rolls … [Read more...]

Sausage Dip – Appetizers for Game Day


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Sausage Dip Appetizer Do you need appetizer ideas for Game Day? Prepare this yummy sausage dip and keep it warm in a crock-pot so you won't be scrambling around in your kitchen while your guests are watching the game. Thanks Kara for sharing your sausage dip recipe with us! Sausage Dip Ingredients 1 Package of Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage. (if the sage sausage is unavailable use the regular and sprinkle a little sage powder while cooking) 1 Can of Rotel Tomatoes (use your preferred … [Read more...]

Mini Cucumber Sandwiches – Quick, Easy Appetizer


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We all love the classic Superbowl foods like chips, wings, dips, nachos, etc. Here's one that is quick, easy and a little lighter on the waistline. I came across this mini cucumber sandwiches recipe a few years ago and altered it just a bit by changing the seasoning to Ranch instead of Italian. To say my family loves ranch would be an understatement! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Ingredients for Mini Cucumber Sandwiches 2 Cucumbers, sliced                                         … [Read more...]

Peach and Blue Cheese Tartlet Appetizer


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Peach and Blue Cheese Tartlet Now you may think that peaches and blue cheese don't sound good together but they are! A well rounded fruit and cheese platter should consist of a combination made up of sweet, tart, creamy and strong flavors. I made these for a very large Christmas party and they were a huge hit, even the men ate them up. These peach and blue cheese appetizers are very easy and quick to make. I made them in both a pre-made pie crust I needed to use and I purchased some … [Read more...]

Watermelon Basket & Pineapple Boats


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Watermelon Basket & Pineapple Boat Both of these, watermelon basket & pineapple boat, are super easy. How many times have you made a fruit platter for a party? Probably more times than you can count. Why not take a few extra minutes and turn your fruit platter into something your friends will talk about? Both of these are great for beginners, you can get far more creative with a larger watermelon but I didn't need one for the occasion I made this one for. Makes 14-16 1/2 cup … [Read more...]

Homemade Pizza Pockets


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Homemade Pizza Pockets My kids love pizza-anything, so after making homemade pop tarts, I decided to give pizza pockets a try. The recipe is so versatile, you could try different fillings. I doubled the recipe and ended up with 24 pizza pockets, which at my house, means 6 after-school snacks for 4 kids! Homemade Pizza Pockets Ingredients 3 1/2 cups Flour 1 teaspoon Sea Salt 1 cup Butter (melted) 1 cup Plain Yogurt Filling – Grated Cheese, Pizza Sauce & Mini … [Read more...]

Buffalo Chicken Dip


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Buffalo Chicken Dip While at a party recently I discovered a new dip, well, it was new to me. Turns out that this recipe for Buffalo chicken dip has been around for quite some time. How have I missed it all these years? One of my favorite foods is buffalo chicken wings, but I don't like the calories/fat associated with them. This dip is a healthier alternative when the mood strikes and I don't feel guilty enjoying it. Buffalo Chicken Dip Ingredients 2  8 oz brick reduced fat cream … [Read more...]

Red Devil Eggs – Use Those Leftovers


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Red Devil Eggs If you are a fan of heat, you will love this twist on deviled eggs. Enter Red Devil Eggs! This is so fitting for after Easter and you're wondering what to do with all of those colored eggs! Here's the easy recipe: Red Devil Eggs Ingredients 6 large hardboiled eggs 1/4 cup diced red bell pepper 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1/4 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp ground black pepper a pinch tumeric 1/4 cup light sour cream Red Devil Eggs Directions Mash the … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Party – Score Points At Yours


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Super Bowl Party You can throw the best party in town without breaking the bank by having a potluck Super Bowl party. When I have potluck parties I make the menu I want then I let my friends choose what dishes they want to bring from that list. Being that I know my friends so well and what culinary specialties they have I utilize that by adding those dishes on my list. I started 'organizing' my pot lucks several years ago and my friends now do the same thing because it works great. This … [Read more...]

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